Net Metering (Utility Option) (Indiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Indiana
Name Net Metering (Utility Option)
Incentive Type Net Metering
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Vary by utility
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Aggregate Capacity Limit Granted to utility
Applicable Utilities 1,000 kWh/month

Net Excess Generation Voluntary basis

REC Ownership Under development

System Capacity Limit Varies by utility

Last DSIRE Review 2005-05-16

References DSIRE[1]


Indiana law allows the state's investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to offer net metering to customers with renewable-energy systems. Three Indiana IOUs currently offer net-metering contract riders: Indianapolis Power and Light Company (IPL), Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company (SIGECO) and PSI Energy. Each of these utilities limits system capacity to 10 kW and caps the total capacity of all net-metered systems. PSI Energy has imposed a system-wide cap of 10 MW; SIGECO has a system-wide cap of 1.2 MW, and IPL's system-wide cap is 1 MW.

In all cases, for generators producing less than 1,000 kWh per month, net excess generation (NEG) is granted to the utility. For systems producing more than 1,000 kWh per month, generators may request that the utility purchase NEG, in which case two meters would be installed. So far, this program has been used primarily by owners of small wind turbines.

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) issued mandatory net-metering rules in September 2004, requiring the state's investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to offer net metering to residential customers and K-12 schools. These new rules apply to solar, wind and hydro projects with a maximum capacity of 10 kilowatts. It is unclear if Indiana's mandatory net-metering policy will affect the optional policies implemented by some of the state's IOUs.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 170 IAC 4-4.1-1 et seq.
Date Enacted 1985-03-07

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Laura Cvengros
Department Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Address 302 West Washington Street, Suite E306
Place Indianapolis, Indiana
Zip/Postal Code 46204
Phone (317) 233-5315


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"